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Afghanistan: Man with explosive-laden vehicle detained

Afghanistan: Man with explosive-laden vehicle detained

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 24 Mar 2018, 12:56 am

Kabul, Mar 23 (IBNS): Afghanistan military forces have detained a man, who was  driving an explosives-laden vehicle in Rodat district of eastern Nangarhar province, media reports said on Friday.

The explosives were seized on Thursday in Shahidano Mena area, governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The detained person has been identified as Baryal.

As per Pajhwok Afghan News report, he was carrying three jerry canes full of explosives, three hand grenades, seven kilograms of dynamite, one remote-controlled mine, four fuses, a solar panel and other materials.

Attaullah Khogyani told the Afghanistan-based news agency that the detained person was planning to attack in a crowded place in Jalalabad.

Afghanistan has witnessed rise in terrorist attack incidents in recent times.

More than 10,000 civilians have lost their lives or suffered injuries during 2017, according to the latest report by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) documenting the impact of the armed conflict on civilians in Afghanistan.

“The human cost of this ugly war in Afghanistan – loss of life, destruction and immense suffering – is far too high” said the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto, during the launch of the latest annual report in Kabul.

The report detailed that in 2017, UNAMA and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) documented 10,453 civilian casualties – 3,438 killed and 7,015 injured.

The findings show that the majority of civilian casualties resulted from suicide attacks, improvised explosive device, ground engagements, targeted killings, explosive remnants of war and air strikes.

Afghanistan: Man with explosive-laden vehicle detained

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